Nigerian schoolgirls 'unaccounted for' after Boko Haram raid

Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai
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Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai Daily Post

Nigeria's government is acknowledging that 110 girls remain missing almost a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a town.

The Nigerian government has yet to release an official list of those missing and federal agencies have given contradictory information.

It is totally unreasonable and callous for the government to preoccupy itself with fairy tales, claiming that some of the girls yet to be accounted for might be hibernating in the villages to which they fled after the onslaught on their college, instead of making serious efforts to track their whereabouts.

But a counter-terrorism expert involved in the negotiation emphasized that the Switzerland representative played an active role in organising negotiations from within and outside Nigeria along with local actors who weld trust due to their pre-existing relationships with one or more factions of Boko Haram.

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Frustrated and angry parents of the missing girls have since announced plans to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that was launched in 2014 when 270 girls were adbucted in the town of Chibok.

Boko Haram, whose name translates as "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria, has killed more than 20,000 people and forced two million to flee their homes in a violent insurgency that began in 2009.

Also a statement by the Director-General, Press Affairs to Yobe Governor, Malam Abdullahi Bego said the report by the medium is erroneous and misleading. We share the grief of parents whose daughters are taken by this unfortunate incident.

The statement said Gaidam was reported as having told Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State when he came on a sympathy visit to Government House Damaturu that military men were "unexpectedly withdrawn from the town (Dapchi) a few hours before the attack" on the girls' college in Dapchi.

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It was the second time a federal government delegation is visiting the state following the abduction of 105 girls from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi.

"Some ministers came but they didn't even speak with any parent, principal or teachers of the school", he said. "I want the press to quote me on this" he said. We should remain prayerful in this time and Insha Allah peace shall return to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and all other parts of the country.

The 42-year-old said the men ceased fire when they got to the mosque and asked residents to proceed with their prayers, Alhaji-Deri told CNN. However, we believe some of the pains being endured by the federal government are self inflicted by its self defeating propaganda of claiming premature victories in the battle against Boko Haram, one of which was the so-called rout of Boko Haram from Sambisa forest. I know you are working closely with them.

On Friday, Buhari said he was sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for them.

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